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Does Your Porch Need a New Roof?

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One of the most appealing aspects of neighborhoods in Lee’s Summit is that each home is unique. While there are many styles, shapes, and floor plans across the community, one feature continues to stand out among homes in this suburb, and that’s the front porch. Front porches lend charm and friendliness to a house, inviting neighbors to stop by for a chat.

Back porches are also common, and many homebuyers look for a covered porch space when shopping for a new home. Bach porches give you a view of the yard, landscaping, and playset while keeping bugs out and providing a bit of shelter in case of rain. 

Spring storm damage in Kansas and Missouri can be hard on porches. Spring rains are especially tough on wood roofing shingles, which comprise many of the porch spaces in the area. It can be frustrating to lose the use of a porch space, especially when the weather is nice, but there are instances when a total roof replacement is in the cards. Here are a few signs that your porch roof may be due for an overhaul. 

Obvious Shingle Damage

Lee’s Summit is known for storms that bring high winds, hail, and heavy rain. These extreme conditions can break through the sealant on your porch roof, prying shingles loose, causing them to buckle or curl near the roof edge. These conditions may expose the wood underneath and let water in under the roofing shingles. Missing shingles are visible to the naked eye, so if you spot anything (especially after a storm), it’s time to call Shamrock Roofing for a post-storm inspection. 

Dips in the Roofline

When water gets under wood roofing shingles and can’t dry out, it can lead to wood rot. This manifests as a sagging porch roof. It can also cause the roofline to dip in places where it should be straight. Both of these are fairly easy to spot on your own. But if you notice something that looks out of whack, you should call in professionals to get a closer look. Shamrock Roofing and Construction does lots of roof inspections in Lee’s Summit. We’re happy to come out and take a look at your porch roof. If the issue is left unattended, your roof may eventually collapse. 

Stains on the Ceiling

Drips in the porch or water stains on the ceiling are another cause for concern. Unfortunately, visible water stains usually indicate that a roof leak has already sprung. While the issue causing the leak may be minor, it’s best to get it checked out by experts just to be sure. There may be an easy fix that will avoid more costly repairs down the road, and the sooner it’s taken care of, the better. A qualified roofing contractor should be able to navigate the problem and offer a reasonable and timely solution.

Shamrock Roofing Handles Porch Roof Repair

When it comes to storm damage repair in Kansas or Missouri, our team at Shamrock Roofing and Construction has you covered. Whether the most recent storm results in the need for a total roof replacement on your Kansas City or Lee’s Summit home, or you simply want your roof inspected to determine what shape it’s in, Shamrock Roofing and Construction is your go-to team. Contact us today!